Does Mickey Mouse exist in the DuckTales universe? (or even the general Duckverse). I don't mean hidden Mickeys or cameos, I mean referenced in a way that acknowledges his existence.

Both television series and comics are canon.


Not officially, no. In fact, Disney has a strict policy of not including him in any of the Ducktales universe. The current Disney XD reboot wanted to cross that line but the producer, Frank Angones, was told no

Why can't you have Mickey in Duck Tales?

He’s way above my pay grade. I had one story that involved him and one that mentioned him, but both were vetoed.

In the reboot episode Moonvasion!, Donald is stranded on a desert island. In a Disney twist on the movie Cast Away, Donald's version of Wilson the Volleyball (Hanks' companion in his isolation) is a melon that looks and talks like Mickey (although only Donald can hear the Mickey voice). The melon is later eaten.

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    +1, but canon-wise, that's weird. Donald Duck knows both Mickey Mouse and Scrooge McDuck (at least in the new cartoon). So, two parallel universes with the same Donald Duck? – phyrfox Jun 20 '18 at 14:57
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    @phyrfox Ducktales has always been its own universe, separate from the "general Disney" universe, where Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Mickey all exist together. – Machavity Jun 20 '18 at 15:09
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    @phyrfox compare and contrast: Marvel Cinematic Universe is also separate from other Marvel content, no mention of x-men for copyright reasons... – Kos Jun 20 '18 at 15:09
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    Just to make things weirder, Scrooge McDuck does show up in Kingdom Hearts, along with Huey, Dewey, and Louie. Donald is a main character in there, and King Mickey is a major supporting character. – Mason Wheeler Jun 20 '18 at 18:31
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    What happens in Ducksburg, stays in Ducksburg it seems. – Marvel Boy Jun 20 '18 at 20:41

He does not appear in the Ducktales Universe, but he does appear in the general Duckverse (Carl Barks, Don Rosa etc) at least once - in an unfinished Don Rosa comic.

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Don Rosa always drew the Duckverse cartoons in a different universe than Mickey (as far as I know). The above comic is the one exception I'm aware of. Since it was never published in America, I'm not sure if its part of Duck cannon. If there are any other examples please add them. (Interestingly, this is the one Disney comic I've ever seen that acknowledges the existence of the Loony Toons universe - i.e, Daffy Duck.

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    This is not part of the Ducktales canon. Don Rosa's comics were part of the Carl Barks canon with a few sidesteps. – Relix Jun 20 '18 at 16:14
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    @Relix I clearly state "In the general Duckverse" – TheAsh Jun 21 '18 at 9:01
  • @TheAsh You should probably edit the question title since it still refers to DuckTales specifically – Cubic Jun 21 '18 at 12:40
  • @Cubic Your right, and I fixed that. – TheAsh Jun 21 '18 at 12:44
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Does Mickey Mouse exist in the DuckTales universe? (or even the general Duckverse).

It's a bit complicated, here. First problem, there are many different universes/continuties in Disney; second you want to know about the existance, not the appearance, which is a detail that the current accepted answer fails to aknowledge.

The easiest bit of knowledge is the fact that Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, in the "main Disney continuity" (usually referred as Mouseverse) are close friends. Actually in the main continuity all of the Disney comic characters exist, and crossovers are not so infrequent.

Outside of the main continuity the pairing of at least Mickey and Donald is a very common event: they have shared comic adventures, been together in countless movies (which are often "canon" and referenced decades later), videogames, and so on. The same applies to a plethora of other characters, even if it's a little less common.

So, in general we can sum it up to:

  • The Mouseverse (the main Disney universe) contains every Disney comic character in a shared environment.
  • Most of the time, in alternate universes Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are shown together.
  • In the DuckTales universe there is no mention of Mickey Mouse, but that doesn't mean he doesn't exist, simply he doesn't appear. Given all the above there could be good chances that he is there, but simply is not shown. Keep in mind for example that the original DuckTales contained The Phantom Blot, one of Mickey Mouse's traditional enemies...
  • If I can find some time, I'll try to add some links and sources to the answer. – motoDrizzt Jan 11 '19 at 11:21

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